EDUCATION

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Economical solutions for colleges, universities and local K-12 school districts.

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RDT Concepts focuses on thoughtful space planning for efficient and secure storage as well as workflow and the ever increasing "green solutions" for traditional brick and mortar as well as online educational providers.

RDT Concepts provides equipment and services that assist in promoting healthier environments that reduce equipment expenses and aid in multi-use facilities that our educational campuses have become. This includes providing products and services for programs such as before and after care/early dropoff and traditional daycare.

RDT focuses on safe and effective products that accommodate ergonomic workflow, storage and functionality while being aesthetically pleasing.

Education is the lifeblood of our country and way of life. Therefore, it is critical that when we consider the workings of education, we go beyond our customary thinking process. The education marketplace begins at the early stages of education itself. Our K-12 market is enormous and requires a great expanse of products and systems in order to offer true value.

Storage requirements beyond customary student and employee records must be considered. Storage solutions and furnishing requirements for an endless list of items ranging from musical instruments to sports equipment and uniforms, lab casework and cabinets, desks, chairs and much more all come into play within this broad marketplace.

As we advance into higher education, the needs not only differ, but grow larger. In addition to large circulation desks and micrographics requirements, come the requirements to house hundreds of thousands of volumes of books in a very limited space. Thus, the need arises for compact or high density storage. As educational institutions continue to emerge and evolve, the requirement to store items formerly housed in a museum environment becomes a necessity.

RDT Concepts offers economical solutions customized to take into consideration the ever changing budgets of colleges, universities and local K-12 school districts. We work diligently with our clients to understand the unique applications within this marketplace to recommend and provide the best possible storage systems and furnishing requirements for you.

Applications within the Education Market
Art and Science Labs, Jewelry Departments
  • Specialized storage
  • Unique work stations & lab tables
  • Full "Green Guard" solution capabilities

Specialty labs and worships are constantly changing and expanding with modern tools, technologies and even curriculums. Several K-12 programs, colleges and universities are expanding the hands-on experience and teaching today's student in this new environment.


RDT Concepts has the ability to conduct a very detailed study that will look at the ergonomic, physical and workflow aspects of a lab or workshop and offer unique products such as stainless steel counters, cabinets and steel frame laminate tables.


We can utilize traditional as well as more modern products and services to help bring these areas into the current level and expand them to meet the future needs.

Athletic Storage
  • Unique storage opportunities
  • Increased equipment storage
  • Full equipment organization

Athletic directors, team managers and equipment personnel require the ability to store a wide variety of items ranging from shoulder pads, cleats and helmets to uniforms and other athletic equipment.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to survey these particular requirements and evaluate the best solutions for storage. Various types of shelving and storage, including the need for high density systems due to space limitations, will be considered. The same equipment necessary for cleats or uniforms will not meet the demands of shoulder pads and helmets. In addition, smaller items such as team logos and uniform numbers must be organized and stored in specific casework type units in order to meet the dynamic needs of equipment personnel.

Dormitories & Housing
  • Versatile modularity
  • Architectural & aesthetic designs
  • Expanded storage capabilities

The need to provide housing for the student population brings its own unique requirements. How do we provide the best lounge type furnishings and accessories for these students in addition to taking care of their individual rooms? Where do we store their ever increasing bulk items? Can we provide a secure, comfortable environment and what items are really necessary in order to accomplish this?

RDT Concepts has the experience to work with school personnel to determine the answers to these and other questions. We are also affiliated with many manufacturers, such as KI, who have been supplying the student needs for many years.

Principal, Financial Aid, Admissions, Bursar's & Registrar's Office
  • Increased storage capacities
  • Increased productivity & efficiency
  • Flexibility & modular design

These areas are more of an administrative or executive branch of the education system. There are a lot of similarities in today's educational offices that compare with corporate offices or functions. There are workflow issues, product requirements and even technological advances that require a special understanding of how to improve on the physical characteristics of these areas to streamline the effectiveness to the students.

The requirements in these offices are mostly in the administrative paperwork areas. Specific details of student records, GPAs, financial assistance, class work results and many, many other facets of student life require very organized and specific paperwork.

RDT Concepts' personnel will work with your administrative staff responsible for maintaining this tremendous amount of information. Our goal is to efficiently store all this material and be able to retrieve the information in a timely manner. Since the institution absolutely cannot function unless this information is readily at hand, this is definitely a critical area within the educational marketplace.

RDT Concepts has the ability to conduct a very detailed study that will look at the ergonomic, physical and workflow aspects of a particular office as it relates to the task that will be accomplished. We can utilize traditional as well as modern products and services to help bring these areas into the current level and expand them to meet future needs.


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Fulfillment Centers
  • Disbursement & collection efficiencies
  • Mass distribution capacity
  • Modular design layouts

Fulfillment centers help the flow of information in high school, college and university settings. Whether it is internal for all faculty and parent volunteers or specifically for the student body, the need for fulfillment centers is constantly growing,.

Bursar's offices, financial aid offices and some student services take full advantage of the fulfillment center. Most of the centers help keep costs down while maintaining accurate distribution of key information to its users.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to make powerful recommendations and conduct detailed surveys that will maximize the effectiveness of these particular areas. We understand the requirements and evaluate the best solutions for capturing, processing and distributing the information.

Various types of workstations, shelving and conveyor systems will be considered. We can offer suggested layouts to help with the workflow, protection of documents and even look at helping reclaim usable space for the increased growth or multi-use of this type of operation within your facility.

Education, K-12
  • Storage & material management
  • Specialty products & lab furniture
  • Record management capabilities

We normally think of education as colleges or universities. However, a major portion of an education marketplace involves the lower grades; the school facilities that we know as K-12.

There are many segments of this market that are more critical than those of higher education. While there is some overlap, such as athletic storage, libraries and the normal accounting functions, in most cases the emphasis is very different within this portion of the market.

The shelving requirements for the K-12 market are varied. Initially, there are the normal storage areas such as supplies which require one type of shelving. Areas such as music and the media resources area bring with them their own unique storage requirements such as sheet music or instrument storage and smaller children's books. The required furniture in areas such as these are also specific to the K-12 needs.

In the administrative areas, there is a need to separate records for classified and certified personnel as well as special needs children in order to provide efficient record keeping.

RDT Concepts represents a wide diversity of products to handle these needs and provide the efficient, economical solutions for these institutions. We will work with the appropriate school personnel to design and implement the best systems and solutions available.

Libraries
  • Proper collection storage
  • Increase active access points for books
  • Products for archival & rare book collections

A unique application for the entire educational field are the ever expanding student libraries. Whether it's traditional research, quiet study or a way to access the internet, the library can be a valuable tool for every current or potential student and their families.
Unlike a traditional file room, it isn't the amount of storage but the amount of the collection that is usable on the floor that will interest a librarian.


With study carrels, conference rooms, community rooms and private study areas in the middle of the library, the workflow, flexibility and general knowledge centers help students gain the knowledge they need on any particular subject. Creating an environment that is conducive to learning will help a student focus on the tasks at hand.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to offer suggestions on the layout, auxiliary areas, library specific products and even help with book moves, collection audits and many more services necessary when improving a library. We understand the requirements and evaluate the best solutions for utilizing the technology currently available as well as provide flexibility to expand for the future.

Student & Faculty Lockers
  • Multi function lockers
  • Infinite size/number of openings
  • Versatile wood, laminate metal & plastic

Common questions posed by all school administrators are, "where can we get more lockers?" "How can we increase the security and quantity without having to move walls or build buildings?" "How can I provide the correct size and shape for the current student that will also be flexible to adapt to new technologies?"

All of these questions can be answered by sitting down with an RDT consultant and working through a detailed survey of what it is you are looking for.

We can then make powerful recommendations as to the type, size and style of locker that should be utilized in many different environments. Our knowledge of both the products themselves and their physical limitations of the current facility will enable us to make useful recommendations.

Student & Faculty Information Centers
  • Full-size form sorting units
  • Bulk tote units
  • Weigh stations
  • Vertical sorting cabinets

Whether dealing with a K-12 building or university type setting, all areas of education require a mailroom. They can be a large central mailroom or smaller departmental mailrooms that handle incoming and outgoing mail, but regulate interoffice mail as well.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to survey these particular requirements and evaluate the best solutions for processing and storing your mail.

We can provide detailed specifications for the new Homeland Security regulations as well as making best use of the physical space that the central or departmental mailroom is currently occupying. Various types of shelving and storage, including the need for tote storage or lockable bin lockers will be considered. We can offer suggested layouts to help with the workflow, protection of documents and even look at helping reclaim usable space for the copier or computer table that are always a concern.

In addition, other items that are specifically manufactured for this type of environment that will help with organization, ergonomics and storage can be provided upon the completion of such a survey.

Multimedia Centers
  • Diverse storage capacities
  • Interactive & ergonomic design
  • Group & individual settings

Today's world has changed a lot of what education has done for many years. With the integration of teleconferencing, computers, smart boards, and more, the K-12 market as well as college and university campuses now house multimedia centers.

Unlike traditional libraries, multimedia centers integrate modern technology and committee/group activities. The utilization of a multimedia center can also include the addition of private rooms, wireless technologies and other specific advantages this type of facility offers.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to make powerful recommendations and conduct detailed surveys that will maximize the effectiveness of these particular areas. We understand the requirements and evaluate the best solutions for utilizing the technology, allowing for group or committee activity and still provide the workspace and storage necessary for these environments.

Music Department Storage
  • Instrument storage
  • Sheet music organization
  • Complex layout and design

Music departments have classrooms, storage lockers, research facilities and libraries for such areas as jazz ensembles, quartets, sheet music, instrument storage, personnel files, student files and many other classifications. Common concerns of music directors, conductors or other faculty members are how they can make better use of limited space and increase usable ares while maintaining organization.

RDT Concepts has the expertise to survey these particular requirements and evaluate the best solutions for storage. Various types of shelving and storage, including the need for high density systems due to space limitations, will be considered. We can offer suggested layouts to help with the workflow, protection of documents and instruments and even look at helping reclaim usable classroom or research space.

In addition, other items that are specifically manufactured for this type of environment that will help with organization, ergonomics and storage can be provided upon the completion of such a survey.

Purchasing
  • Increased storage capacity
  • Double your capacity or half the footprint
  • True record management capabilities
  • Multimedia accessories available

The Purchasing or Materials Management function within an educational institution plays a very important role. All of the materials necessary to run the day to day operations somehow begin here. In addition to all purchase orders and invoices, there is a tremendous need to store backup material which helped to justify this purchase in the first place. This paperwork must be filed in an effective manner and also filed in a way to make it easy to retrieve.

In addition, due to the normal space crunch on most campuses, the purchasing area is designated as a bulk storage and distribution location.

RDT Concepts will properly survey the individual requirements within the purchasing department and help evaluate the needs. We will then provide several alternatives and options as to the best means of record keeping, storage equipment or whatever is necessary to accomplish the purchasing objective.

Campus and Grounds Security
  • Weapons & evidence storage
  • Personal duty lockers
  • Consoles

Today’s society has put emphasis on the need for parents and students to feel secure while attending a place for education as well as at extracurricular activities. This increased need for security has brought about many challenges such as screening activities, weapons and evidence storage, record retention and the physical constraints of the security offices or campus police stations. There are many products that can be utilized to make a more efficient department in an ever changing time.

RDT Concepts offers a wide product base with extensive knowledge for this area that includes command centers, call centers, response team products and many other custom applications for this type of industry. We can conduct a detailed survey to make different suggestions that will have a direct affect on your layout, capacities and workflow.

Special Education
  • Complete record management products & services
  • Aesthetically pleasing layouts
  • Multifunctional equipment

Education has been undergoing a major transformation in several areas but none have been inundated with regulations and paperwork like special education. All children are entitled to a quality education, but in some cases it requires a government sponsored program, grant applications or even special training to afford that opportunity.

School districts must justify, document and implement every dollar for these plans and truly record the results for many studies and statistical reports. There is a tremendous amount of workflow, filing and storage issues as some older schools who are awaiting money to renovate may not even have an office set up for the special education division.

RDT Concepts can provide a detailed survey to review your current policies and procedures in terms of record management and storage. We can review your current special constraints and make powerful suggestions of ways to improve the layout. We can even work with administrators to improve areas on your new potential facilities.

Student Health
  • Multiple department storage capabilities
  • Increased efficiency & productivity work spaces
  • "Green Solutions"

The operations of a student health facility brings into consideration all facets of healthcare, similar to a small medical facility. With an ever growing student population, there are specific needs such as patient records, storage of medical supplies, lobby room furniture and casegoods requirements for patient rooms to name a few.

RDT Concepts has many years of experience working within this environment and has the expertise necessary to provide your institution with solutions that fit your specific requirements. We work with manufacturers of patient record folders, casegoods furniture and a variety of different types of storage equipment to provide effective solutions for your facility.

Detailed Surveys

determine your needs

RDT Concepts will conduct a detailed survey to understand what you are storing and how your company interacts with various media types.

Upon survey completion, we will provide a detailed scope of the project, drawings and investment information.

To keep your business running smoothly, our installation and service team

  • Offers complete installation services
  • Provides maintenance and service on products purchased through RDT or on currently installed products
  • Handles warranty and service calls
  • Provides preventative maintenance

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